George Rudolph

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George Rudolph
Personal information
Full name George Rudolph
Date of birth (1901-04-29)29 April 1901
Date of death 1 April 1967(1967-04-01) (aged 65)
Original team(s) Hawthorn (VFA)
Height / weight 185 cm / 92 kg
Position(s) Follower
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1922, 1924–28 Richmond 80 (61)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1928.
Sources: AFL Tables,

George Rudolph (29 April 1901 - 1 April 1967) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1920s.

Rudolph was a follower, who played originally with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football Association (VFA), but was also used in key positions. He appeared in seven finals over the course of his career, including the 1927 VFL Grand Final and 1928 Grand Final. Said to be an idol of club great Jack Dyer, Rudolph played both premiership deciders from centre half forward but Richmond didn't win either.

A Victorian interstate representative, Rudolph joined Oakleigh in 1929. He was a member of their inaugural VFA premiership teams in 1930 and 1931, as a centre half back in the latter. Rudolph was captain-coach of Coburg in 1934.


  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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